Baltimore, MD alt-rockers Have Mercy begin recording their debut LP today with producer J. Robbins (Hostage Calm, Against Me!, The Promise Ring) at Robbins’ studio The Magpie Cage. Tentatively titled “The Earth Pushed Back,” the album will be released via Topshelf Records in April 2013.

Topshelf co-founder Seth Decoteau says, "We’re really excited that Have Mercy is recording with J. Robbins who will be able to help produce the best possible debut LP for them. This is going to be a great album.”

Established in the summer of 2011, Have Mercy self-released their EP “My Oldest Friend” in February of 2012, grabbing the attention of Topshelf. Have Mercy’s combination of the emotionally driven vocals and powerful dynamics conjures a sound reminiscent of their music heroes such as Sunny Day Real Estate and Texas Is The Reason and the band’s live intensity needs to be witnessed firsthand.

Most recently seen on the road with The Jealous Sound, Have Mercy will begin their winter tour with NJ’s Dads on December 5th in Alexandria, VA.

Dec 5th Alexandria VA @ Little Man’s Garage

Dec 6th Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

Dec 7th VA Beach @ THIBS

Dec 8th Boone, NC @ The Woods Circle House

Dec 9th Columbia, SC @ Unit One Art Space

Dec 10th Savannah , GA @ Taco Abajo

Dec 11th Tallahassee , FL @ The Hidden Hand

Dec 12th Birmingham AL, @ TBA

Dec 13th Nashville, TN  @ The Owl Farm

Dec 14th St. Louis MO @ TBA

Dec 15th Little Rock IL @ TBA

Dec 16th Chesterton,IN @ Sound Cellar.

Dec 17th Chicago, IL @ Township

Dec 18th Grand Rapids @ The Turtle Den

Dec 19th Columbus, OH @ Kobo

Dec 20th Buffalo, NY @ The Forvm

Dec 21st Pittsburgh, PA @ 222 Ormbsy

AuthorJordan Mohler